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Pennsylvania Courts Sealing Criminal Records Under Clean Slate

July 12, 2019 by The SwiftCheck Team

PA courts began automatically sealing eligible criminal and summary records under Clean Slate on June 28th, 2019. Eligible offenses that will be shielded from public view include non-convictions, second and third degree misdemeanor convictions, summary convictions, and other non-violent misdemeanor convictions.

A Few Things to Consider Before Conducting a Credit Check

June 14, 2019 by The SwiftCheck Team

As a background screening company there are a lot of different pre-employment searches that we can offer that we believe will provide candidate information that is both accurate and compliant for employers. However, there is one search in particular that we suggest not using when performing an employment background check.

3 HOT HR Technologies and the Companies That Do Them Best

May 20, 2019 by The SwiftCheck Team

HR professionals are bombarded with new and interesting technology that boast ways to improve HR efficiencies. It’s hard to tell the difference between a flash in the pan software and a solution that provides long-term results for HR professionals, their departments and their organizations. At SwiftCheck we work with a lot of different clients, partners, software companies and are always reviewing technology that can improve talent acquisition.

3 Common Ways Applicants Cheat Their Background Check Report and How to Prevent Them

May 3, 2019 by The SwiftCheck Team

Like you, job applicants are aware that the job market is tight and the competition is tough. This leads more and more candidates to misrepresent, lie and cheat their way to a new job. Organizations are at risk of hiring individuals who are not who they say they are. 

5 Requirements That Prevent HR From an FCRA Lawsuit

April 18, 2019 by The SwiftCheck Team

In 2019, the phrase “FCRA Lawsuit” will still turn heads when mentioned in a law practice. In fact there were over 4,200 FCRA lawsuits in 2018 alone. These lawsuits are still causing headaches for employers and their human resource departments.

4 Ways to Ensure a Fast Background Check

March 14, 2019 by The SwiftCheck Team

Fast background check turnaround times are no longer a matter of preference; they are a necessity. A tight labor market has created new problems for human resource professionals that have not have been experienced in over a decade.

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts. 7 ways to reduce the chance of being ghosted by a candidate

February 23, 2019 by The SwiftCheck Team

According to the Burearu of Labor Statistics, in November of 2018 the United States national unemployment rate hit 3.7%.  That rate makes it the lowest unemployment level since 1969! This red hot job market is causing a new trend in the hiring process for HR: Ghosting.

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